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PLEASE NOTE: From Michaelmas 2020 The B Club will be held on Thursdays when there is no Philological Society Meeting and the Reading Seminar (previously the 'Thursday' seminar) will be held on Mondays in full term.


Thursdays, at 17:00.

All meetings this term will take place via Zoom.  Links will be distributed before each meeting.

Michaelmas Term

22 October
Jessica Moss (New York University) 
Aristotle’s Theory of Knowledge

12 November
Simon Shogry (University of Oxford)
The Early Stoic Theory of Erotic Expertise

3 December
Philipp Brüllmann (LMU, Munich)
Self-Sacrifice in Aristotle and Cicero

Lent Term

4 February
Dr Naly Thaler (University of Jerusalem)
The Philosopher's Polla Kala: a non-Metaphysical Reading of Republic V, 475e ff.

4 March
Professor Emmanuel Kofi Ackah (University of Ghana)

18 March

Easter Term

6 May
John-Stewart Gordon (Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania)

Reading Seminar

This term we will be reading Plato's Euthydemus. Meetings take place on Mondays in Full Term at 4.30 via Zoom.  Links will be distributed before the first meeting.

The first meeting is on Monday 25 January. 

Here is the proposed schedule.  Please contact the convenor if you would like to volunteer to lead one of the sessions.

25 January       271a1-275c4

1 February       275c5-278e2

8 February       278e2-282d3

15 February     282d4-287b1

22 February     287b2-293a6

1 March           293a7-297d2

8 March           297d3-303a2

15 March         303a3-307c4


The Triangle, 'LOxCam' Postgraduate Colloquium

Friday 30th October 2020, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge (via zoom).

Branislav Kotoc (London) 'Say What You Believe - The Sincerity Condition in Plato'
Jacob Andersen (Cambridge) to respond. Chair: Frisbee Sheffield


Chiara Martini (Oxford) ‘Aristotle on Geometrical Objects’
Luca Dondoni (London) to respond. Chair: Joachim Aufderheide

3.15-4.30  Zoe Audra (Cambridge): ‘Heraclitus'  Theory of Action’
Daniel Harkin (Oxford) to respond. Chair: Alex Bown

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